Tassels + Trousers

Today I'm blogging about two spring items that I cannot wait to use. So much so, that I braved the cold weather yesterday to take these photos (although, there's a blooper below of me not braving the cold all that well)! So first off, when I think spring accessories I think tassels and bright colors. That's why this Tassel Necklace, by Nulika, is the ultimate spring statement necklace. What's even better about this accessory is that the design allows you to wear it at almost any length you'd want. To be honest, it took me forever to choose a favorite from the Nulika collection because there were so many uniquely chic designs to choose from. Between the urban inspiration and the incorporation of tribal features, I absolutely fell in love with it all.

Another material I think of when I am dreaming of springtime is linen. Who doesn't love linen? It's timeless! The Linen Trousers, by Eenvoud, are insanely on-trend this season and not just because they're made of quality linen material but because of the high waist, loose fit, and wide leg design. These classy trousers are a spring must-have in my opinion. Pair these bad boys with some mules or sandals and you're ready to take on the streets of Philadelphia, Madrid, or Honolulu. Be sure to check out the rest of Eenvoud's new spring collection!

(P.S. Don't forget to check out the bloopers at the end of the post -- they're even better than last time!)

Outfit Details

Trousers // Necklace // Blouse // Mules // Handbag // Watch

 

Photographer # 1

Bill McGuiness (AKA "the boyf")

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer # 2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

 

B L O O P E R S

Travel in Style

Who's excited for Spring Break!? I know I am! In the spirit of travel, I'm featuring two products that are stylish and convenient, and therefore worthy of being your companion on any upcoming trips. 

1. The Ester Fanny Pack, by Awl Snap

I'm happy to say that the fanny pack, or "belt bag" as some like to call it, is back in style!! It's a hot accessory in the fashion industry right now and I couldn't be more excited. This Awl Snap belt bag is great for running errands and even better for traveling to distant lands. It's like having an extra pocket -- a stylish, leather pocket that is! This pack fits a smart phone, slim wallet, and keys, A.K.A the essentials that you'll want to keep close to your person. It comes in varying sizes and colors, so be sure to take a look at the rest of the collection here!

2. The Cozy Tee, by Eenvoud

This boatneck tee is classy and insanely versatile! It's the perfect choice for airplane rides - the 3/4 length sleeves and breathable cotton will keep you at a comfortable temperature. What's more is that this shirt goes with shorts, skirts, jeans, you name it -- so it's a great choice for when you're trying to travel light! (Key word "trying," am I right ladies?) But don't get me wrong, this quality blouse is a staple to have in any wardrobe, not just a traveling one!

I hope everyone has a fun and relaxing Spring Break. Safe travels friends!

Outfit Details

Fanny Pack // Tee // Denim // Coat // Mules // Sunglasses

 

Photographer # 1

Bill McGuiness (AKA "the boyf")

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer # 2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

 

P.S. Here are some bloopers from the shoot as promised! Each BTFL blog post from this point forward will feature a blooper because our imperfections deserve to be celebrated.. and because who doesn't like a good laugh every now and then am I right? (My favorite is the one that looks like I'm doing the chicken dance.)

Spring 2017 Trend Forecast

I don't know about you, but since the start of winter, I've been counting down the days until spring time. It almost feels like spring already because the weather in Philly has been incredible the past couple of days. And with 60 degree weather expected for the rest of the week, I'm breaking out some spring inspired pieces that I think will be popular this upcoming season..

1. Patched Denim

Patched or "re-worked" jeans are killing it in the denim industry. This is for sure one of the spring trends I'm most excited about. This style jean is a fun way to spice up that boring old denim wardrobe! That's what I love about my Blue Patchwork Ankle Jeans, by ROMWE. They're so different from any other pair of jeans that I own! Also, I absolutely love the ankle cut design -- I believe that it's especially flattering for shorter girls like yours truly. Oh and did I mention that these jeans are only $16?! If you're looking to order your own and need a size reference, I'm wearing a small! 

2. Oversized Sweaters

Chilling in an oversized sweater, specifically in a rosey hues, is both comfortable and chic -- so it's the best of both worlds. And when it comes to those chilly spring days, a sweater like this is the perfect thing to throw on. I'm sporting this V Neck Oversized Sweater, by ROMWE, the same online shop that I scored my jeans at! ROMWE has an incredible selection of attire and accessories for seriously unbeatable prices -- this sweater is only $28!! If you loved the jeans and the sweater then you'll probably love the other ROMWE pieces I got too, which are coming to BTFL in the coming weeks so keep a look out!

3. Fashion Backpacks

I'm in love with my newest handbag, A.K.A. this Vegan Leather Backpack, by Sugulovas! My favorite thing about this piece is that it incorporates two popular handbag trends, the fashion backpack and the envelope design. I've been wanting a stylish backpack for quite some time -- I was just waiting for the right one to come around. Because I love sleek, minimalist, envelope designs, when I saw this backpack it was love at first sight! Looks aside, this quality bag fits quite a bit and, as you can imagine, is comfortable to carry around all day.

4. Mules

My obsession with mules is too real! You might remember my Instagram post where I expressed my love for a certain pair of Gucci mules. Well, being that I'm on a student's budget, I knew the Gucci one's weren't going to happen in the foreseeable future, so instead I treated myself to the Razzi in blue velvet, by Steven Madden and I couldn't be happier! They're comfortable, cute, and they didn't break the bank. I actually got them while they were on sale at Macy's! Although the sale isn't going on anymore, I'm going to keep an eye out for another sale and alert you guys about it on Instagram if I find one so stay tuned!

Outfit Details

Sweater // Jeans // Backpack // Mules // Sunglasses

 

Photographer # 1

Bill McGuiness (AKA "the boyf")

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer # 2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

Formal Wardrobe Must-Have

Even though I'm spending my weekend studying, I took a [not-so] quick study break to play dress up in honor of New York Fashion Week (NYFW). But between you and me, I really just wanted an excuse to wear this floor length tulle skirt

This stunning skirt, a Dark Pony design, is a formal wardrobe must-have -- perfect for all special occasions! I was able to dress it down, for NYFW inspiration, by pairing it with a t-shirt, an edgy choker, and a leather jacket. However, the skirt can also be dressed up with a deep-v bodysuit or lace crop top for a more formal occasion. Show stopping skirts are better then dresses in my opinion because you can style it with a variety of tops for completely different looks, getting the most bang for your buck! The Dark Pony Skirt Collection is the promise land when it comes to quality tulle skirts. They've got a variety of color and length, while offering classic designs that will last for years to come. So next time you're searching for a dressy ensemble, I'd think tulle skirts and Dark Pony!

Outfit Details

Skirt // Tee // Jacket // Boots // Clutch // Choker // Earrings // Sunglasses

 

Photographer # 1

Bill McGuiness (AKA "the boyf")

 

Stylist, Model, Photographer # 2, and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas For Him

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I thought I'd share some gift ideas in case you're still searching for the perfect present for your man. 

1. A Useful Gift

If your significant other is all about utility then the Harry's Winston Set might just be the perfect idea! Harry's is a start up company that understands what makes a quality razor (without making destinctions between male and female razors). I know first hand becasue I ordered one of these for myself as well! The set comes with a razor handle with a rubberized grip, a total of three blade cartridges, a travel blade cover, and your choice of shaving cream or foam. An added bonus is that you can have the razor handle engraved with their initials! 

2. A Stylish Gift

Is your boyfriend's wallet old and bulky? Does he complain about the bulge it makes in his jeans? He might just love this NAZVA Minimalist Wallet, especially for outings where he wants to carry light. This leather wallet has a simple and sleek design featuring a metal money clip inside! It's definitely a crowd pleaser in my book. 

3. A Fun and Thoughtful Gift

Is there a favorite board game your loved one used to play as a child? If so, order it off Amazon Smile so that a portion of the proceeds go to charity! This is not only a thoughtful present because it shows you remeber his childhood stories but it will provides the two of you with an activity to do together. 

Hope these ideas were of some help and wishing every one a Happy (almost) Valentine's Day!

Photographer and Writer

Yours,

Priscilla